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Dell vWorkspace

Product
Validation

Preston
Fitzgerald

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Contents................................................................................................................ 2
Abstract................................................................................................................. 3
Introduction........................................................................................................... 4
Server Requirements............................................................................................. 5
Server Requirements Table.................................................................................... 8
Success Criteria..................................................................................................... 9

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Abstract
This document was created for the purpose of providing a set of requirements necessary for a
successful vWorkspace Proof of Concept implementation. The system requirements list was
created as a baseline and can be implemented in multiple different configurations. Any
variances to Operating Systems listed in the requirements table may cause an unsuccessful
Proof of Concept. It is assumed that the vWorkspace software has been downloaded and is
readily available.

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Introduction
Please indicate the features that should be included as part of the Product Validation
and complete the contact and address information and return to your Dell Account
Manager or Systems Consultant:
Connection Broker High Availability
Integration with hypervisor (Microsoft, VMware)
VMware\Microsoft linked clone\differencing disks integration
Virtual Desktop delivery
Terminal Services or Remote Desktop Services delivery
Physical desktop or Blade delivery
Microsoft App-V integration (App-V environment with sequenced applications
must be ready prior to Product Validation start date).
EOP Features (MMR, FMMR, graphics acceleration and so forth)
Universal Printing features
Web Access
Windows client
Other ________________________
The following items are typically not handled inside of the context of a Product
Validation due to complexity, time constraints or network infrastructure
requirements. Please indicate if any of these extended features are required for a
successful Product Validation.
Integration with hypervisor (Parallels)
NetApp integration
User Profile configuration
Environment configuration (e.g. wallpaper, drive mappings)
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Linux client
Thin client, specify vendor ____________________
SSL Gateway
The response to this section will form the basis of the statement of work. The
Success Criteria section on page 6 can be used to score the Product Validation.
Please confirm the point of contact and address for the Product Validation:
Main contact:

__________________________________

Address:

__________________________________

City:

__________________________________

Zip:

__________________________________

Telephone:

__________________________________

Email:

__________________________________

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Server Requirements
Thank you for your interest in an assisted Product Validation of vWorkspace. Before
the Product Validation start date, it is best that you have made the following
preparations.

All servers should be a fresh install and should be patched to the latest level
as provided by Windows Update. The servers should not have any other
software installed on it, other than that required by your corporate IT
standards. No GPOs should be applied and anti-virus software may need to
be temporarily disabled.
Download the vWorkspace installers from
http://software.dell.com/products/vworkspace/ and select the TRY
icon.
If not already registered, you will have to complete a very short registration
process. When you download the software, please select the appropriate
version for the server you will be using (either 32 or 64 bit).

The download is several hundred megabytes, so it is critical that you


download the software before the scheduled installation.

Domain Admin access to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Ideally, the


Active Directory Domain should be a test domain. A production AD domain
can be used as vWorkspace does not make any schema modifications to the
domain.
If it is desired to broker connections to VDI Desktops, admin level access to
VMware vCenter and/or Microsoft SCVMM/Hyper-V and/or Hyper-V will also be
required. Ideally, a test instance of vCenter or SCVMM should be used.
However, if a test instance is not available, production infrastructure can be
used. In the case of vCenter, nothing will be added or installed to the
vCenter installation. In the case of SCVMM/Hyper-V, an agent will be installed
on the SCVMM server.

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If it is desired to broker connections to VDI Desktops, a template will be


required as well. Windows XP or Windows 7 can be used for this template.
Please do not use a P2V or other previously used template. It should be a
clean build from ISO with no GPOs applied.
In the interest of simplicity, all components (the test server, vCenter, SCVMM)
should be on the same VLAN or Subnet. This is not a product requirement,
but makes installation of the vWorkspace easier.

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Virtual Server Infrastructure Requirements:


Note: Not all servers listed are required for a Product Validation. Your Systems
Consultant will help you determine the needed mix of servers required.
Connection Broker (mandatory)
o Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 x86/x64 or 2012/R2
o 1 (v)CPU
o 2048 MB RAM
o 20 GB Disk space free (the installation only takes about 4GB, but extra
space is useful to have)
o 2 separate brokers needed for High Availability (HA)
SQL Database - SQL 2005/2008 (mandatory)
o Typically installed on broker (SQL Express). Add 1GB RAM and one
virtual CPU to broker. This is recommended for Product Validations and
installed on a Broker server by default.
o Can be use production SQL server or Cluster for HA. This is
recommended for production use cases, not Product Validation.
Terminal Server / RDSH (mandatory for TS/RDSH use cases)
o Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 x86/x64 or 2012/R2
o 2 (v)CPU
o 4096 MB RAM
o 40 GB Disk space free
Web
o
o
o
o
o

Portal/SSL Gateway (optional)


Windows Server 2003/2008/R2 x86/x64 or 2012/R2
1 (v)CPU
2048+ MB RAM
1 GB Disk space free
IIS Installed

Print/Profile Server (optional)


o Windows Server 2003/2008/r2 x86/x64 or 2012/R2
o 1 (v)CPU
o 512+ MB RAM
o 10 GB Disk space free

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Additional Requirements Include:


Administrative access to Microsoft Active Directory
Administrative access to hypervisor and/or console (SCVMM / vCenter)
A working Windows XP/Win7/Win8 (8.1) template or base virtual image
Space and resources on the Virtual Center or Hyper-V infrastructure to host 5
Virtual Desktops based on template configuration.
Firewall Ports:
o The firewall needs to be either disabled or the following ports need to
be opened up to allow for a proper vWorkspace experience. Note that
these port numbers might change depending on the setup of your
environment so it is recommended to have access to resources to open
up any ports should the need arise.
o 5203 TCP - from Connection Broker to Managed Desktops
o 5201 TCP - from Managed Desktops to Connection Broker
o 8080 TCP - from clients (can also be Web-IT server) to Connection
Broker
o 80 TCP - from client subnet to Web-IT server
o 443 TCP - from client subnet to Secure-IT server
o 3389 TCP - from client subnet to servers and Managed Desktops
o Need to have access to file shares (C$ etc) or the Managed Desktops.
The associated firewall ports should be open from the Connection
Broker to the Managed Desktops.
A dedicated OU for the Evaluation that have no Group Policies applied to it
(Block Group Policy inheritance)
DHCP infrastructure. DHCP administrative access is recommended. Direct
access to DHCP administrative staff is acceptable.
DNS name resolution infrastructure. DNS administrative access is
recommended. Direct access to DNS administrative staff is acceptable.
For Applications that will be tested in the Evaluation
o Installation documentation
o Installation Sources
o Windows Server installation media preferably in an ISO format
o Windows XP/Win7 installation media preferably in an ISO format

Additional Considerations:

Typical Product Validation limitations include a maximum of 10 concurrent


users for both VDI and Terminal Server/RDSH
This Evaluation is not meant to do load testing or capacity testing

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Server Requirements Table


Requir
ed for
Termi
nal
Servic
es

Function

Operating System

Physi
cal

Virtu
al

Shared
Server

Requir
ed for
Virtual
Deskt
ops

Connection
Broker

Windows Server 2003/2008/R2


x86/x64 or 2012/R2

Database

SQL Express 2000/2005

Terminal
Server

Windows Server 2003/2008/R2


x86/x64 or 2012/R2

Hypervisor

VMware 2.5 +/Virtual Center 2.5 +,


Hyper-V or Parallels Virtuozzo

na

na

na

Web Server

Windows Server 2003/2008/R2


x86/x64 or 2012/R2 with
Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0

SSL Gateway

Windows Server 2003/2008/R2


x86/x64 or 2012/R2w/SSL
Certificate

Virtual
Desktop

Windows XP/Vista/Windows
7/Windows 8

na

Client
Connection

Windows XP/Vista/Windows
7/Windows 8

na

na

Yes

No

Supported

Optional

na

Not
Applicable
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Success Criteria
Feature

Required /
Nice to
Have / Not
Required

Results Poor, Fair,


Average,
Good,
Excellent,
Not Tested

CONNECTION BROKER
VMware Virtual Center Integration
Microsoft Hyper-V and SCVMM Integration
Microsoft Hyper-V Integration
Parallels Virtuozzo Integration
NetApp Integration
Connection Broker Redundancy (without 3rd party load
balancer)
Connection Broker Scalability
Configuration Database Scalability
Granular Delegated Administration of the Management
Console
Active Directory Integration
Create Computer Accounts in any OU
Built-in Sysprep Editor
Delete Computer Accounts when deleting VMs - Option
Delete Computers that have not been used in X Number of
Days
MSI Application Deployment to desktops from Management
Console
Automated Management of Remote Desktop Users Group
Automated Management of Power Users and Administrators
Groups

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Required /
Nice to
Have / Not
Required

Feature

Results Poor, Fair,


Average,
Good,
Excellent,
Not Tested

Power Management of Physical Computers


User Profile Management
Agent Installs on Physical PCs
Remote control user sessions from Management Console
Windows Task Manager functionality from Mgmt Console
Virtual Desktops
Clone VMs across multiple Resource Pools - Simultaneous
Clone VMs across multiple Datastores / LUNs - Simultaneous
VMWare thin provisioned clones
Autocreate VMs as load increases
Task Automation for VM operations
Restrict access to VMs by day of week and time of day
Suspend Idle Virtual Machines
Microsoft App-V (SoftGrid) integration
User Profile Management
Environment Management (logon scripts, wallpaper etc.)
Terminal Services\Remote Desktop Services
Terminal Services Application Publishing
Terminal Services Session & Application Load Balancing
CPU Fair Sharing
Memory Rebasing
Map Network Drive
Map Network Printer via Universal Printer Driver

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Required /
Nice to
Have / Not
Required

Feature

Results Poor, Fair,


Average,
Good,
Excellent,
Not Tested

Host/Website Restrictions
User Profile Management
Apply Group Policy Admin Templates w/o Group Policy
Apply Logon Scripts without AD or Group Policy
Restrict users to specific applications during specific days
and times
USB Handheld Synchronization
Virtual IP Addressing
File & Registry Redirection
Microsoft App-V (SoftGrid) Integration
CLIENT
Windows Client
Linux Client
Web Client
MAC Client
Java Client
Windows CE Client
Sunray integration
Wyse Thin OS
CLIENT FEATURES
Graphics Acceleration / Compression
Universal USB Device Support
Multi-Monitor Support
Bi-Directional Audio - Microphone Support
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Required /
Nice to
Have / Not
Required

Feature

Results Poor, Fair,


Average,
Good,
Excellent,
Not Tested

Multimedia Redirection
Seamless Windows Applications
Centralized Management of Client Settings
Universal Printing
CONNECTIVITY
Tested from LAN
Tested across WAN
Tested via SSL Gateway
Tested via VPN
SECURITY
Passthru Authentication
Kerberos Authentication
Two Factor Authentication - Smart Card
SSL Gateway - Connectivity from untrusted networks
Secure Ticketing - connection files cannot be saved and reused
PRINTING
Universal Printer Driver for Client Printers
Universal Printer Driver for Session / Network Printers
Universal Printer Remote Relay
Configurable printing bandwidth between remote and main
office
Configurable Naming Convention for Client Printers

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Required /
Nice to
Have / Not
Required

Feature

Results Poor, Fair,


Average,
Good,
Excellent,
Not Tested

Configurable Naming Convention for Session / Network


Printers
Configurable Compression for Client Printers
Configurable Compression for Session / Network Printers
Built-in Client PDF Writer
Speed to print 400 page document
Speed to print first page of 400 page document
EASE OF USE
Ease of VM Deployment
Ease of Agent Deployment
Ease of Application Installation
Ease of User to VM Assignment
Ease of Broker Installation
Ease of Hypervisor Integration
Ease of Overall Management Console
Ease of Client Deployment
Ease of Client Use

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